I have been lucky enough to visit Yeo Valley a couple of times now, and last Tuesday myself and some other bloggers were invited along to have some Autumn outdoor fun at their Organic Tea rooms & Gardens along with people from the National Trust.For 12 weeks starting from the 14th October Yeo Valley yogurts will feature a special promotion where you can win a break at a National Trust cottage and one of 250 family day passes for entry to National Trust properties. For our bloggers day we were invited to participate in some 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4 activities.As regular visitors to my blog will know, I am a big supporter and believer of spending time outdoors in the fresh air come rain or shine, and throughout my time linking up to Country Kids I have featured many posts showing some of the 50 Things my boys have already attempted (click on the badge in my side bar to see what we have done so far).
On Tuesday we had the opportunity to try our hand at 6 of the 50 Things and we managed all but one, which was #25 Make A Grass Trumpet – Burton and Jenson tried but no sound was made! In completing the other activities we also managed to tick off #45 Find your way with a map and compass. On top of these NT based activities, all the children went on a pumpkin hunt which I have to admit I found just as enjoyable as they did.After a delicious lunch featuring a recipe from the Yeo Valley Cookbook, the children were invited to decorate the pumpkins they had found in the morning and plant cress seeds inside so we can have some cress head hair sprouting soon. Then they were alloweed to make some wild art using all the resources that nature and autumn has to offer like tree bark, berries, moss, soil, leaves and sticks. It was great fun!We enjoyed a wonderful day with plenty of sunshine too, which was amazing considering the awful stormy weather of the day before. The whole day was held in such beautiful surroundings too and the tea rooms are full of soooooo many lovely and pretty things that I wish were in my home!So why not buy some yummy Yeo Valley yogurt to support British farmers and a British company and you could just win a National Trust prize.And don’t forget to get your kids involved with the 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4 – it is a great way to get out doors and have some good old fashioned family fun!!
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Disclaimer: I was invited to Yeo Valley for the day and my mileage expenses were compensated for. It is my choice to write about our day, which is no chore because we always have a great time when we are there!